I just start using the text-based Lynx browser, and a part of the interface is very hard to read like you can see on this screenshot:

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How can I fix that?


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This question is a duplicate of https://superuser.com/a/1003819/362137 which provides an answer:

sudo vim /etc/lynx-cur/lynx.lss (.lss in this case stands for Lynx Style Sheet)

This was line #54 for me (about halfway down). Change

status: reverse: white: blue


status: reverse: black: white

Or whatever you want to change it to. The first value determines font color, the second determines background color.

Depending on how you installed lynx, the install location might be different, mine was ~/.linuxbrew/etc/lynx.lss.

For me also the line was different, the white from the other answer was yellow for me.

  • Point taken. I've updated the answer to reflect what is his and what additional information I wanted to add.
    – Leon S.
    Feb 25, 2017 at 19:29
  • Great. Much better :)
    – DavidPostill
    Feb 25, 2017 at 20:48

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